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Garden Gate: Episode 115 – Creating a fun patio (May 12th, 2017)

CHEX TV airdate: Friday May 12th, 2017 Click link to watch this episode online. The nice weather has finally arrived!  It’s time to get out and absorb some vitamin D. We have some fun, retro patio chairs now in stock.  These “motel” chairs have been in production in Canada since 1973!  They’re super comfy too. […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 95 – Rain chains (August 5th, 2016)

CHEX TV airdate: August 5th, 2016 5-6pmClick link to watch this episode online. Rain chains originated in Japan and have been used as artistic decorations for the home for many years.  You often see them in magazines but to find quality ones in shops has been difficult.  But no more!  We have a lovely supply […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 94 – Sun protection with Dr. Salvaterra (July 22, 2016)

CHEX TV airdate: July 22nd, 5-6pmClick link to watch this episode online Oh the heat!  Oh the sun!  Who would have thought we could be complaining about too much sun after the last couple of winters we’ve endured!? But, under our breath we complain (a little). Be aware! The occurrence of sun burns and skin cancer […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 71 – Susan Chan, Importance of Bees

honey bee

CHEX TV airdate: Sept. 4th, 5-6pm Click here to watch this episode online. Sue Chan is an expert on bees. Her life is buzzing all the time! Sue works for a variety of organizations including Farms at Work. (http://www.farmsatwork.ca/about-us) ?It was with that organization that she wrote a booklet about bees called A Landowner’s Guide […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 67 – Neonicotinoids – What are they and why are they bad? Guest Mark Bennett

Bees Chart Neonicotinoids

CHEX TV airdate: Friday July 10th, 5-6pm Click link to watch this episode online. We’ve been hearing a lot in the news about Neonicotinoids (Neonics). This relatively new class of insecticide affects the central nervous system of insects, resulting in paralysis and death. ?Plants that have been grown using Neonics are harmful to bees, butterfly’s […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 63 – Providing water for the birds and butterfly’s

Puddle

CHEX TV airdate: May 15th, 2015 Click link to watch this 3 minute video online. Birds and Butterfly’s both need water either for drinking or for bathing. ?On this episode of The Garden Gate I show you a few options available, from bird baths, bird waterers and also butterfly feeders and baths.     We […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 60 -The Peterborough Garden Show!

Peterborough Garden Show Logo

CHEX TV airdate, March 27th, 2015 5-6pm. Click link to watch this episode. Easter Weekend there will be one of the best Garden Shows in the region on at the Evinrude Centre. Thursday April 2nd, 5-9pm Friday April 3rd, 10-5pm Saturday April 4th, 10-4pm Closed Sunday (because of Good Friday opening) On this episode I […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 46 – Liftlock community garden and the garden bandit!

Community Garden

CHEX air date: Sept. 19th, 2014 To watch this episode, click link here. Years ago it use to be very difficult for apartment dwellers to find a spot to create a little garden plot! ?But thanks to years of hard work and lots of great volunteers, there are numerous places where you can plant a […]

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